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Hardwood83 last won the day on May 3 2016

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  1. I agree with grabbing top talent. But I certainly don't think a top 100ish player is a joke. It's more an issue with slotting the kid as a college failure before his Senior year in HS.
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    College Bball Thread

    I hope he's not coming to B-town. If IU gets a transfer I hope it's a big or barring that, anyone else other then Brooks.
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    2020 General Recruiting Thread

    So starting material for IU!?
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    College Bball Thread

    Probably a few factors, but it's almost entirely the NBA's fault. In my opinion there shouldn't be any constraint on when a player can get drafted. Kobe, LeBron, Moses Malone, etc SHOULD be drafter out of high school. The problem is the NBA has no discipline and started gambling on guys that were a stretch. Instead of allowing them to mature and develop it became about potential and measurables. Who cares if this kid can't shoot and doesn't know how to wipe his own butt? He has really long arms! It's pathetic and embarrassing. The NBA is supposed to be the adults in the room and instead pander to the lowest common denominator so some GM can look like the smartest guy in the room for taking 19yr old "next Fill in the blank" when they usually turn out to be the next Greg Oden. The NBA product has suffered (again, IMO) as a result too. They should be able to draft kids, just shouldn't do it very often, but they are too smart for that.
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    College Bball Thread

    That is a reasonable and mature response. Mine would be "Good, I'm glad you got screwed out of it! Sucks when someone not playing by the rules gets rewarded, huh?!?" Then I would probably devolve into vicious name calling that would end with me getting stabbed by the toothless, in-bred @#$%@ Kentuck. Man, I hate those vermin.
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    Early BIG Projections (2020-21)

    What B1G teams are likely to be better next season? Rutgers & Wisconsin return a lot. Iowa and IU should be better..... on the down side Sexual Assault St loses their best two players (Winston & Tillman) Maryland loses a lot as does Penn St. Michigan might lose their top 3 players. I'm not sold on Purdue either. O$U is hard to read. Ayo likely gone for the Illini. He wasn't their only guy.....but how many games do they lose without him this past season? I know of one for sure (spits). Also participating: N'Western, Nebraska & Minnesota. Doesn't appear to be an "elite" team in that bunch. Not many gimmes for sure, but not quite as daunting as the past couple seasons, I hope.
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    College Bball Thread

    I'm not the Basketball junky some of you are, but I'm pretty sure I am at least as aware as the average NCAA b-ball fan. I don't recall ever hearing the name "Tarleton State"......oh wait, did Grant Gelon transfer there for a couple weeks?
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Interesting article. I think he means well, but does come across as a little breathless and sensational, for example: "Why this virus is a SuperVirus and unlike other viruses" That makes it hard to take him too seriously.
  9. That's what I think too
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    Early BIG Projections (2020-21)

    I think Wisconsin is better in conference than out of it (opposite of IU) They out-perform their talent, but get exposed in the tourney. Nothing about that team says "Final Four" to me. They play smart and tough and seldom beat themselves which is enough to win a lot of games. But aren't anything special. They are the worst "B1G champion" I can think of and will be surprised if they get beyond the Sweet 16 next season.
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    A Transfer Coming?

    Has to sit a year under current rules, right?
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    A Transfer Coming?

    Yeah, how timid does he look? Anyone?
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    A Transfer Coming?

    No idea if that is true, but if it is then I'm going to start camping out in the "fire Archie" thread. Bringing in ANOTHER guard when the only Center on the roster is a Senior? That is roster management mal-practice*. If a transfer is coming I hope it's a Max Bielfeldt clone but with 2yrs eligibility. *See Tom Crean Tenure 2008-2017
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    That sounds scary (US is on a steep curve) but what does that mean? The fact is COVID -19 is only dangerous to the old and infirm. That isn't good news, but also isn't a reason to panic and institute draconian measures like the ridiculous "shelter in place." Children are basically immune to it, so our efforts should be on protecting those that are vulnerable (again ONLY the old and immuno-compromised) and definitely NOT pretending it's the black plague and everyone is equally at risk. Most of what we hear and see is hysteria and fear-mongering. Look at the facts and it's a LOT less scary. Over-reacting is the greatest danger, IMO. Fear is much more contagious than COVID-19 and has a greater potential for harm. We've already damaged our economy enormously and if you think that doesn't impact people's lives and health you aren't paying attention. Second, the restrictions are creating the possibility of damaging our supply lines for food, etc. Not because people are sick, but because of the artificial constraints in place. If store shelves are empty there will be civil unrest. Once that begins all bets are off. Fortunately, I don't believe those things will happen. I believe in 2-3 weeks the truth will become obvious (there won't be millions of corpses lying in the streets or even overwhelmed hospitals) and normalcy will slowly resume.
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    2020 What If NCAA Tournament

    I LOVE these results! Wisconsin, KenSucky and O$U all getting beat in the first round....so wish it was true.